Massey Ferguson 1526


1500 Series Compact Tractors



Truly a versatile workhorse — only better. The 1526 can handle your mower and loader work, and the mid PTO is perfect for snow applications.

  • Loader: The 1526 offers an optional L100E quick attach, making attaching and changing the bucket simple
  • Mid PTO: A rear and mid PTO give you more versatility on operations and implements. The rear and mid PTO levers allow for independent or simultaneous operation of both drives. The electro-hydraulic PTO clutch features push-button control, so you can engage or disengage both on the go, with no clutching or reaching for levers.
  • Transmission (Hydrostatic with Cruise Control): A three-range hydrostatic transmission with intuitive operation means faster range-gear selection, while separate forward and reverse foot pedals on the uncluttered platform give precise control of speed and direction.

Ease of Use

The work you do is hard. Your tractor is supposed to make it easier on you. With the return of the MF1526, it is.

  • Instrument panel: The instrument panel features a straightforward design that lets you read all tractor functions with a quick glance.
  • Serviceability: A simple release hood latch makes preventative maintenance, like checking filters and fluid levels, easy.
  • Light switch: The light combination switch makes using headlights and turn signals effortless.


We know the more comfortable you are in your tractor; the more work you can get done. And we’ve designed the 1526 specifically with added operator comfort in mind.

  • Seatbelt: A seat-mounted, retractable seatbelt provides additional safety, while enhancing operator comfort. 
  • Dual hydrostatic control pedals: The side-by-side control pedals are positioned to provide a more natural seating position during directional changes. 
  • Operator Station: The semi-flat platform gives you more legroom and makes entering and exiting the operator station easier. Plus, add a rubber floor mat to reduce fatigue, vibration and noise.
MODEL 1526
Gross engine HP (kW) 24.8 (18.5)
PTO HP HST (kW) 20.1 (15)
Rated engine speed 2,600
Type 3-cylinder diesel
Displacement in.3 (L) 91.41 (1.5)
Cooling system Liquid cooled
Fuel tank capacity gal. (L) 7.1 (27)
Hydrostatic w/ cruise 3 range
Rear brakes Wet disc
Rear PTO type Independent 540 RPM
Control Electro-hydraulic
Mid PTO type - Opt. 2,000 RPM
Type of system Open center
Flow at remotes gpm (LPM) 5.5 (20.8)
Power steering flow gpm (LPM) 3.2 (12.3)
Total flow gpm (LPM) 8.7 (32.9)
Factory-installed joystick Opt.
ASAE hitch Cat. 1
Controls Position
Rate of drop control Std.
Lift capacity @ hitch point lbs. (kg.) 1,322 (600)
Lift capacity @ 24" behind lbs. (kg.) 992 (450)
Platform type Semi-flat ISO mounted
ROPS Foldable
Seat type Suspended with retractable seatbelt
Overall length in. (mm) 111 (2,820)
Min. overall width in. (mm) 49.2 (1,250)
Max. height over ROPS in. (mm) 95.5 (2,425)
Ground clearance in. (mm) 11 (280)
Wheelbase in. (mm) 61.4
Shipping weight platform lbs. (kg.) 1,873 (850)
Max. lift height @ pivot pin in. (mm) 90.5 (2,299)
Dump angle @ max. height degrees 43
Clearance with bucket dumped 45 degrees in. (mm) 71 (1,803)
Lift capacity to full height @ 19.5 forward lbs. (kg.) 820 (372)
Breakout force @ bucket edge lbs. (N) 1,270 (5,649)
Bucket options (in.) 54, 60
Discharge type Right side discharge
Cutting width in. (mm) 60 (1,524)
Number of blades 3

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